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Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Physician Update e-Edition
April 2013
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Patient Care

Frozen elephant trunk technique aids aortic dissection repair

The majority of patients treated for acute type A dissection are left with residual dissection, which is then managed medically. A potential advance addresses the residual type B dissection at the time of the acute repair.

Protocol allows some patients with pacemakers to have MRI

Under a protocol developed at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, a patient's heart rhythm is monitored in real time via electrocardiogram to allow MRI. The pacemaker is programmed to a noninhibited mode prior to scanning and reprogrammed after the scan.


EFFORTLESS registry supports S-ICD efficacy and optimal lead configuration
Studies confirm the first subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system approved for use in the U.S. is as effective as standard transvenous devices in terminating induced ventricular fibrillation, although with greater energy requirements.

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Cardiology in the Capital: Case-Based Clinical Decision Making
April 25-27, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
Review relevant information regarding heart failure; arrhythmias; and ischemic, structural, and vascular heart disease. Topics include diagnostic, clinical and interventional options for circulatory failure; interventional strategies for valvular heart disease; and pharmacological, nonpharmacological and anticoagulation strategies for atrial fibrillation.

Mayo Echocardiography Review Course for Boards and Recertification
May 4-7, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
Explore all aspects of cardiovascular ultrasound, with emphasis on the ASE examination format, ultrasound physics, 2D and M-Mode, hemodynamics, valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, heart failure and cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, congenital heart disease, and imaging techniques.

Basic to Advanced Echocardiography: From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville
May 8-11, 2013, in Asheville, N.C.
Topics include Doppler principles and hemodynamics to the assessment of valvular heart disease, 2D Doppler strain methods to assess myocardial function, appropriate use of echo Doppler in myocardial and pericardial disease, and clinical applications of stress cardiology.

See all Cardiovascular Diseases Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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